Thursday, May 1, 2008

MBP of the Week: Los Angeles Times

Speaking of Prince... the L.A. Times pop-music critic Ann Powers embarrassed herself this week with her review of Prince’s show at the Coachella music festival.

To be honest, I don’t know Ledisi from Shelby J. either. (Ledisi is pictured on the right.) But if Ms. Powers can’t tell Sheena Easton from Chaka Khan, she needs to see an ophthalmologist.

Here’s the correction published by the L.A. Times on Tuesday:

“A review in Monday’s Calendar section of Prince’s performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival said that Sheena Easton performed with him on ‘I Feel for You.’ It was Chaka Khan who sang with him. The review also said that Shelby J sang a cover version of Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Angel.’ That performance was by Ledisi.”

Misidentified Black People... the genital herpes of American journalism.

(Hat-tip: Regret the Error.)


Dan Coyle said...

Wow, that's... that's one of those stupid moments that just leaves you speechless. Sheena Easton and Chaka Khan? She got those two confused? Was she even at the show?

Bay Radical said...

Jesus. H. Christ. Just when I think the well of MBP will run dry, there's another one. Ledisi's a local (Oaktown) favorite. Sad to see her join the ranks of the misidentified. But then again, maybe being misidentified means you have ARRIVED!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ If it can happen to Beyoncé, it can happen to anybodé.

Bay Radical said...

UBM, you do not plé!

darleene said...


Bklyn6 said...

Y'all are funné!

But then again, maybe being misidentified means you have ARRIVED!

Yeah, guess you gotta look on the bright side. :P

Bay Radical said...

Ha ha! Check out Fox News' screw up!

GenevaGirl said...

Interestingly, the online review has been corrected.